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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Flaucht, Flacht, n.1 Also: flaught, flauch. [ME. flaght (a 1300), ? OE. *flaht, fleaht. Cf. Fireflaucht.] A burst of flame; a flash of lightning. Also fig. c1460 Alex. (Taym.) i.
Scho schot sic flauchtis of fyre baithe ferce and fell
c1590 Fowler I. 102/130.
Thrie thunderboltis, thrie fyrie flaughts
1587-99 Hume ii. 107.
He knawes … what maks the feareful flauches of fire, & lightnings in the skies
Ib. vi. 98.
The fearefull thunder crack, And fierie flauchts
1612 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 333.
Vnderstanding the karieing of ingle … oncoverit to be verie dangerous in pwtting the houssis … in fyr with the flachtis that cumis thairfra

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